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Tickling Giants (N/C 12+)

22 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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In the midst of the Egyptian Arab spring, Bassem Yousef faced an unusual choice: heart surgeon or full-time satirist. The established doctor chose the latter and went on to become one of the most famous men in the Arab world. Dubbed “the Egyptian Jon Stewart”, Bassem created one of the most viewed television programmes in the Middle East, Al Bernameg. Sara Taksler’s documentary examines this pivotal moment in history through the eyes of a political satirist, while following Bassem and his team as they battle to stay on the air, using comedy to comment on the hypocrisy in media, politics and religion. 

  • Director Sara Taksler
  • Certification N/C 12+
  • Run time 1h51m
  • Country Egypt / USA
  • Language Arabic with English subtitles
  • Thanks to Sara Talisker
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